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asked whether i would be interesting in doing a biography of ben butler because he is a graduate and a very important civil war general. and a very complicated figure as well. and i have thought about it. but i'm not sure how many biography a person can do. it takes a lot of getting to know somebody. i've lived with joseph holt in my head for a long time. >> for some writers going to a place where something happened and connecting back is important. did you go to the -- are there other places you went. >>absolutely. i came to holt i was introduced early on the research on women. later i wrote a book about focus primarily on assassination and the aftermath. i went to all kinds of places around washington and so on. and stayed at hotel that was next to mary's house and i went a lot of places that were relevant to the assassination. than as i was studying his life for fully, i went to kentucky and went to see his old family mansion, and went to the places went to the places he had gone to school. some of them -- there are remnants of the places there. i went places where he lived bu
be interested in doing a biography of benjamin butler because he is a colby graduate, and he was a very important civil war general and a very complicated figure as well. i thought about it, but i'm not sure how many biographies a person can do in their lifetime. it takes a lot of getting to know somebody. i live with joseph holtz in my head for a long time. >> for some writers going to a place where something happened and sort of connecting back is important. >> absolutely i went because i came when i first was introduced to him early on in the civil war but wrote a book about the focus primarily on the assassination and its aftermath and i went to all kinds of places around washington and so on and i stayed in a hotel next to their house and so i went to a lot of places relative to the assassination and as i studied his life more fully and went to kentucky to see his old family mansion and went to the places he had gone to school, some of the remnants of those things. i've been to places they are completely gone. he had a beautiful mansion in washington that's completely gone, too but
of benjamin butler because here's a colby graduate, a very important civil war general, and a very complicated figure as well, and i thought about it, but i'm not sure how many biographies a person can do in their lifetime. it takes a lot of getting to know somebody. i lived with joseph holt in my head for a long time. >> for some writers going to a place where something happened, and, you know, connecting back is important. did you go to the places where -- >> absolutely. because i came to holt -- well, i was first introduced to him early on in the research on women in the civil war, but later, i focused on the assassination and aftermalt, and at that point, i went to all kinds of places around washington and so on and stayed in a hotel next to mary's house, and so i went to a lot of places that were relevant to the assassination, and then studying his life fully, i went to kentucky, see the old family mansion, and where he went to school, and some of which -- there's remnants there, and i've been to places where he lived, but there's nothing left. he had a beautiful mansion in louisville tha
of benjamin butler because he is a colby graduate and a very important civil war general. a very complicated figure as well. and i have thought about it, but i am not sure how many biographies a person can do in there lifetime. it takes a lot of getting to know somebody. i lived with joseph volt in my head for a long time. >> for some writers going to a place where something happens and connecting back is important. did you go to the navy yard? are there places that you would? >> absolutely. because i came to hold, when i was first introduced to him early on in my research on women in the civil war letter i wrote a book about the focus primarily on the assassination and its aftermath and at that point i went to all kinds of places around washington and so on and actually stayed in a hotel a was right next to the suraya house. so i went to a lot of places that were relevant to the assassination. then as i was studying his life more fully i went to kentucky and went to see his old family mansion and went to the places where he had gone to school. you know, there are remnants of those things th
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